Laura Eason

Laura Eason is a Brooklyn-based screenwriter and playwright. She is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama “House of Cards” (WGA nomination for outstanding writing in a drama series, three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for drama series) and her play SEX WITH STRANGERS (Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Second Stage, NY; Hampstead Theatre, London; Sydney Theatre, AU; Blackwing Productions, Buenos Aires, AR; one most produced plays in the U.S. in ’15-’16 and’16-’17 seasons with more than 50 separate productions). Her award-winning stage adaptations for family audiences include THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (Hartford Stage, CT; New Victory, NY; and more than thirty productions around the U.S.) and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago and many productions in U.S. and London/UK). Eason is an ensemble member and the former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago (2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award), and a Dramatists Guild, WGAE, AEA, SAG, and SDC member. Laura is an alumna of Northwestern University and WP Playwright’s Lab.